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, the dow gained three-quarters of a percent, and so did the nasdaq. the obama administration announced new rules today for contraceptive coverage under the affordable care act. faith-based non-profits, like hospitals and universities, would be allowed to issue health insurance without providing coverage for contraceptives. however, employees and students would be able to obtain a separate policy at no cost to the employer. more than 45 federal lawsuits have been filed challenging the contraceptive coverage requirement, claiming the mandate violates religious beliefs. protesters across egypt defied curfews to chant against the rule of egyptian president mohammed morsi. the protests cap a week of political rioting that left up to 60 people dead. and tonight, some of the protests reached the doorstep of the president in cairo. demonstrators hurled objects, including firebombs, over the wall of the presidential palace. morsi was not inside. opposition parties called the protests in an attempt to win concessions from the president. in pakistan, a suicide bomber attacked a shiite mosque, killing
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. >> the obama administration announcing big changes for the birth control coverage for employees of some religious organizations. >> we need to provide preventative services, access to preventative services for all women and that includes contraception and we also needed to respect religious beliefs. >> it would appear to be a dramatic post election reversal by the obama administration on an issue that marked a flash point in the early electoral cycle last year which by most accounts helped the campaign galvanize voters. >> january of 2009. 8.5 million americans have left the labor force. this administration is shrinking the private sector. >> when you look at that number it as pretty low number when you consider $4 trillion. >> oh, yeah. >> the economy to try to get the jobs market going. also when you think about the fact that the jobs council after having a few meetings they decided they didn't need that any more. >> he didn't use them anyway. >> a lot of breaking news this morning on a friday. another u.s. embassy s under attack. this time in turkey. record reports of a homicide bomb
-old in the country. today, obama is visiting a prekindergarten classroom at an early childhood learning center and then he's speaking at a community recreation center in georgia. later this afternoon the president has another google fireside plus hangout. it is a modern day spin-off of roosevelt's fireside chat. the president will talk more about his state of the union address and you can join him at the white house.gov the white house's youtube page. >> the proposed increase would take place over the next two years and would take the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour up to $9. speaker boehner is saying that would cause more problem for the nation's unemployment and the reason why people have minimum wage jobs is because they come into the labor force with no skills. someone working a full time minimum wage job is only making $15,000 a year. that's barely above the poverty line and that's before paying taxes, before paying into medicare and social security. white house officials say raising the minimum wage would have no negative effect on the nation's unemployment and would give some 20 million
now ... where in just two days, president obama will be delivering his state of the union address. it's the speech he'll use to lay the groundwork for his next four years in office... but this time, the president is also setting the stage for a spending showdown that will play out over the next few weeks. brian mooar has the story from washington. take his message on the road... visiting asheville, north carolina,.. atlanta and chicago. mister obama's address will be followed by two responses from tea party republicans -- senators marco rubio and rand paul. [a33]tease 1-houston vo still ahead on 11 news... the music world marks a sad anniversary... on its biggest night of the year. how superstar whitney houston was honored in her hometown. plus... a former u-s attorney general... speaks out on behalf of the family of late football coach joe paterno. why they say the "freeh report"... is factually wrong. covering the nation... the family of late football coach joe paterno... responds to the so-called "freeh" report, commissioned by penn state university. along with former u-s attorney
leadership, the faith-based leadership, and, again, a shout out to president obama, his cabinet and the members on both sides of the aisle that stood by this region, the gulf coast, to rebuild after all of these years. and, mr. president, in conclusion, it's my only hope that after passing the sandy supplemental we will stand united with the northeast as they rebuild bigger, better, stronger, hosting the next super bowl, which is a real symbol of resurgence and rebuilding and resurrection. thank you, mr. president. and i yield the floor. mr. harkin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. harkin: mr. president, this week is a milestone for working families across america. 20 years ago this week, president bill clinton signed into law the family and medical leave act. you know, there are many laws that we pass here in washington that most americans never have reason to know or care about. the fmla, by contrast, has changed this country in profoundly important ways. it has touched the lives of millions of working families. it's almost hard to imagine today
and one heck of a game, all straight ahead. >>> plus, president obama takes his gun control message as mountain michael bloomberg sticks to the nra with a powerful ad. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage held hostage in alabama heads into the fifth day. >>> leon panetta talks about life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just that. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good monday morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california. a bus carrying a tour group from tijuana collided with mountains killing eight and injurings more. authorities say the driver reported brake problems as the bus came down the mountain. it rear ended a car before flipping and hitting a pickup truck that was hauling a trailer. passengers described the scene. >> starts to move so fast, and the people start screaming. >> two or three minutes swerving in and out? >> yeah. >> everybody was scared. everybody was screaming. >> the bus was reportedly returning from a ski outing t
. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: president obama said he would take several trips across the cut. >> the first is in minnesota where officials have taken some steps to curb gun violence. but police and city leaders say there's only so much they can do. they are asking obama and lawmakers on capitol hill to do more by creating and enforcing tougher federal gun laws. the white house prices minnesota's moves to keep the guns out of the wrong hands. the state approved the system -- updated the list for background checks. president obama is pushing for universal background checks, a ban on military style assault weapons and a limit on how many rounds gun magazines can hold. obama is getting some support on capitol hill. why it might not be enough. why him going after public support is not the right move when i see you next. >>> well, roll does know how to shoot a gun. over the weekend, the white house released the photograph. as the gun control debate heats up, the president was asked if he had ever shot a gun and this photo shows, yes, he has. >>> a nonprofit group is sponsoring a gu
american hero. >> president barack obama extending olive branch to religious institutions making changes to the contraception mandate are they really accommodating or just gimmicks? we will hear from the president of a catholic university in just a little bit. >> and let's get ready to rum bible. we -- rumble. brian kilmeade live from new orleans superdome in just moments. he did a great job down there yesterday he will do a better job today because it is super bowl sunday. ifst ffsz begins right now. >> peter gabriel for you this morning. welcome in to "fox & friends" on this super bowl sunday. super bowl 47. san francisco 49ers vs. the baltimore ravens live from the big easy. >> you guys ready for some good bean dip and beer and wings later. >> bean dip? i'm a guacamole guy. >> i will send you recipe. my sister-in-law made buffalo wing sauce. she said i would almost these frozen it is so good. franks hot sauce. shredded chicken. >> i put that on everything. >> franks hot sauce. >> you future on anything. >> twinkies. >> put it on a shoe and it would taste good. >> brian did a great job
this evening, president obama called the fbi director to congratulate him on the road. the motive here is still unclear but apparently the hostage taker dykes wanted attention for what are tonight being described as antigovernment grievances. >>> tonight, we're learning disturbing new details about the iraq war veteran charged with killing a former navy seal sniper, chris kyle and his friend. eddie ray ralph told a relative he traded his soul for a new truck. last night he became aggressive in his jail cell and was shocked with a stun gun and restrained. he's currently on suicide watch. >>> president obama on a crusade now to curb gun violence. today he made his first trip outside the beltway pushing his new campaign. he was off to minneapolis, once nicknamed murder apolis because they had some shooting deaths. he praised the city's turn around achieved in part through tougher background checks and more men for at risk youth and offenders. that's what president obama hopes to see nationwide, but he will need the congress in his corner. >> i need everybody who's listening to keep the pressure on
. they took him into custody. >>> the president sat down with scott kelley before the super bowl today. obama applauded the steps the nfl is taking to make the game safer. >> i feel differently about the nfl. these are grown men. they're well compensated. they know the risks that are involved. but as we start thinking about, you know, the pipeline. pop warner, high school, college, i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer and that means that the game's probably going to evolve a little bit. >> he discussed a number of issues today and also spoke about the boy scouts and that he believes they should allow gays to be members. he said the scouts promote young people, giving them lifelong leadership training and opportunities and that everyone who wants to should have the opportunity to be a part of that organization. >>> officials at the boy scouts announced last week they are considering changing their long-standing ban on gays to a policy to let troops make their own decisions on the issue. gay rights activists praised last week's announcement while some c
as the sequester. president obama called on congress to pass the budget to postpone the deep reductions that would start march 1. >> good afternoon, everybody. i want to say a few words about the looming deadlines. >> creates economic growth. we shouldn't be having any of these problems at all. >> house speaker boehner says he doesn't want to know the temporary fix. if there's no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit, some house republicans indicated they will let those steep automatic cuts take effect and those cuts, as you know, would take a big bite out of the military and domestic programs. >>> a new study finds drivers in the district have the worst commute in the u.s. this is, of course, around the d.c. area. and researchers at texas and a&m university found people waste more time and money than anywhere else in the country. l.a. came in second followed by san fran, oakland, new york city, and boston. as a whole, the study found americans spent $5.5 billion additional dollars and wasted an average of $818 per person just sitting in traffic last year. >>> u.s. skier is being treated fo
president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super bowl come ahead of a meeting of the boy scouts' national executive board this week. a proposal to open up the scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in texas. the white house said in a statement last august that president obama opposed the gay ban. a developing story this morning. at least eight, possibly 10 people are dead following a highway collision involving a tour bus in southern california. this is new video into kron four. the bus driver reported having brak
for another tragedy. >> pam: the gun control debate still hot right now! president obama hit the road to minneapolis -- calling for gun control legislation. he says, a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for gun buyers. >> we do not have to agree on everything that we need to do something. mister obama acknowledges. a tough road ahead to pass an assault weapons ban. the president says, the ban on military- style assault weapons. and a 10-round limit for magazines should be implemented. john kerry -- served his first day in office as secretary of state today. he noted the death of four americans in benghazi last september, which included bay area native - ambassador chris stevens -- kerry says -- the safety of american diplomats will be a top priority. the former massacusetts senator is the first male secretary of state in eight years -- he also showed a lighter side today during his welcome at the state department. saying -- he has-quote big heels to fill. >> a film crew was in ridgefield, connecticut monday scouting out locations for a newtown- shooting-inspired mov
looming for those massive automatic spending cuts. president obama said if congress can't get a deal done by march 1st -- >> they should pass a smaller package that would delay the economically damaging effects of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: but congress has done that once. in order to avid the fiscal cliff at new years, lawmakers agreed to push it out for two months. new that deadline is three and a half weeks away. there's no indication that lawmakers are close to an agreement. >> when washington is the biggest obstacle, we have a problem. >> reporter: there have been positive signs. for the first time since president obama took office, the federal deficit will drop below $1 trillion. last friday the down jones closed above 14,000 for the first time in five years. january brought modest job growth and drug dripping gains. for 10 scek tough months -- consecutive months housing prices have gone up. >> we sold 43 homes in the month of january, the best january since twief. >> reporter: the president warned congress to avoid self-inflicted wounds that could stall the e
bill clinton. mr. clinton as serving as representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also said as begin today's service. air police guard helicopters are expected to fly over this and i got in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. >> (cheers & applause) ♪ >> that was at halftime show there. beyonce answer critics during halftime performance by singing live with fierce as and confidence. she got a little help from fellow does the child band mates. beyonce saying hit songs like love on top, crazy in love, baby boy, and single ladies. >> ♪ >> that is a lease chickees performing a bounty version of the national anthem at of sunday's super bowl. the grammy-winning singer played the piano as she sang the star spangled banner with her eyes shut. her public says the performance was live. he harbors and was often featured a few additional lyrics. --alicia keys >> the most talked-about ads were as low as our troops featuring chrysler's jeep. i really old guy out partying wit
: lawmakers recently got a look at a secret document, explaining why the obama administration believes the strikes can also target americans who join with terrorists overseas. >> reporter: brennan was up for cia director in 2009 but withdrew his name from consideration after questions arose about his role in the war on terror. >> reporter: the 25-iary ci -- 25-year cia veteran was an executive in the spy agency, when the bush administration used harsh interrogation techniques like water boarding. brennan says he was not involved in the interrogation program. >> reporter: human rights groups fly code pink, are protesting brennan's nomination. they say drone strikes also kill innocent civilians. >> we think that the drone program is creating more enemies in america than it has been killing. >> the senate will vote on brennan's confirmation later this month. on capitol hill, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> there were fewer than 50 drone strikes during the bush administration. under president obama, there have reportedly been more than 3
in america president obama traveling to in an effort to win support for his proposals. the white house says minneapolis taken important steps to reduce gun violence. meet withent will leaders and law enforcement officials in order to discuss what he calls set of common sense ideas to reduce gun violence. two northern virginia in als will be featured that looks aty possible warning signs for school shootings. that is the word from our wto the.at -- wtop. they signed an agreement with releasedls to not it the names of the schools used. it will air on pbs february 28. 26 degrees out. still ahead, funeral services will be held for the former new york city mayor. good morning. get up and get going. a lot of us bleary-eyed after super bowl. 5:11 is the time. a kind of chilly day. clipper headed our way to bring another dusting of snow. adam, can you just take all of these and make them into one big >> we[no audio] hear adam. i know the answer was yes. these temperatures for you, we waking up to 23 degrees in washington. germantown, 24 this morning. 23.mbia is we will have increasing clouds somegh
. president obama has asked congress to come up with billions of dollars in limited spending cuts to avoid across the board cuts due to take effect in march. >> the president is hoping to avoid the major sequestration that stands to impact tens of thousands of jobs in the d.c. area. fox's jennifer davis has more. >> the president has a message for congress about a looming budget deadline. >> deep, indiscriminate cuts to things like education and training, energy and national security will cost us jobs. and it will slow down our recovery. >> reporter: those jobs are at risk for the sequester takes effect in march. the president is asking lawmakers to find targeted short-term cuts to keep the economy moving and buy more time to craft a longer-term deal. >> our economy is headed in the right direction. it will stay that way as lodge as there aren't any more self- inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: the senate remains deeply divided. >> the sooner we solve our spending problem, the sooner our jobs problem will go away as well. >> reporter: house republicans say they've twic
'm tempted to describe president obama's spending and tax ideas as small ball, but they're worse than that. they represent a conscious decision to neglect some of the most pressing issues that confront our country. you might even say it's a dereliction of duty in the battle to save america. last week, the congressional budget office projected that our gross national debt will increase from $16 trillion in 2012 to $26 trillion in 2023. now, that may seem like a long way off, but just since president obama has been president, the national debt's gone up by 55%, just in the last four years. but if you project that forward to 2023 when some of these young men and women who are working here as pages will be looking at entering the work force and looking at their futures, all they will see ahead of them is debt and a reduced standard of living. this is what lies ahead for all of us unless we embrace real spending cuts and unless we deal with the unfunded liabilities of medicare and social security. now, president obama has a secret strategy for getting our debt under control, we'd all love to he
. >>steve: that's deep. >>gretchen: in a few hours president obama will ramp up his campaign-style push for new gun control legislation. he's heading to minnesota to focus on that state's efforts to curb gun violence. the president's plan? he had a heated topic on fox news sunday for both sides of the issue. >> and there are some commonsense things we can do to make this country a lot safer. universal criminal background check, identifying the mentally ill and getting those records into the system. >> there's going to be fees. there's going to be paper work. there's going to be law-abiding people caught up in a bureaucratic nightmare. and there's going to be abuse in terms of prosecutions. and it's all going to affect only the law-abiding people. the criminals could care less. >>gretchen: many gun rights advocates concerned the president's plan impacts on the second amendment. >>> at least eight people died, dozens injured after a tour bus crashes into two vehicles into a mountain road in southern california. officials said it had brake troubles. crashed into a car, flipped over and cra
. president obama, who serves as honorary president of the scouts, said he opposes the ex-exclusion of gays. the scouts' top leadership is meeting this week near dallas to discuss the issue more. >>> and here's your monday forecast. snow showers in the dakotas. snow ending this morning in minneapolis, chicago, and detroit. snow later in the ohio valley, new jersey, and philly. rainy around seattle. and from houston. >> 30s from boise to salt lake city. 16 in fargo. 20s from omaha to detroit. 30s in the northeast. >>> carnival season is about to kick off around the world. and the party is already getting started in rio. >> mm-hmm. and you might say the festivities are going to the dogs. quite literally. hundreds of dogs got dolled up for a special block party. the precarnaval parade featured custom canines from all breeds, sizes, and colors. that looks like pee. >> i was thinking the same thing. dogs got a little freak in them. roll that a little bit. roll back up. you cut me off. there you go. and to make sure they didn't get dehydrated, the dogs were all treated to a special brew of non-al
time it might save you. >>> president obama is keeping the pressure on congress to take -- the president is on his way back from a visit to minneapolis where he learned more about a program that's showing promise. danielle leigh has the latest on that. danielle? >> hi, pat. president obama has found that where he's been unsuccessful negotiating with lawmakers, he's had great success with the public. that's the great reason for this visit. he found that as public pressure increases, so does action on capitol hill. he chose to visit minneapolis, a city once with an extremely high crime rate and has taken drastic action to reduce the crime race. two years ago they saw a 30-year crime rate low. he talked to them about the steps they've taken and learned more from the mayor that more needs to be done at the federal level. he reiterated his call to congress, with background checks, and limits to the high-capacity magazines. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. that's my main message here today. that's why i need everybody who is listens t
show. you can watch right here on wusa9 11:35 right after wusa9 news at 11:00. >>> president obama took his campaign to reduce gun violence to the midwest. in minneapolis today he asked for the public's help to push congress to take action. tara mergener has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: president obama took his gun control message on the road sitting down with law enforcement officials and community leaders in minneapolis. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: the president praised the minneapolis police department pointing to the city's success in tackling gun violence. he is also trying to reach minnesota gun originals as he works to rally public support for his -- owners as he works to rally public support for his proposals to curb gun violence. >> i need everybody who is listening to keep the pressure on your member of congress to do the right thing. >> reporter: this is expected to be the first of several trips the president makes to push his plan outside washington. proposals for a new ban on assault weapons an
. >>> and before the game, president obama shared his thoughts about the risk of injuries for younger players. mr. obama tells cbs news that if he had a son interested in football he would think before letting him play, given what's known about head injuries. but the president told cbs that's for nfl players and it's a different matter for them, he said. >> these are grown men. they're well compensated. they know the risks that are involved. but as we start thinking about, you know, the pipeline, pop warner, high school, college, i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer, and that means that the game probably going to evolve a little bit. >> the president also spoke for the first time about the new pentagon ruling allowing women at the front lines. mr. obama said for all practical matters women are already serving in combat and serving with extraordinary patriotism and distinction. >>> and now to breaking news this morning from southern california where there has been a deadly bus crash. a tour bus apparently hit a pickup truck head on near the city of yucaipa
on facebook. >>> taking a break from the super bowl for a moment, president obama says the economy is showing signs of recovery. >> he sat down with cbs news for an exclusive interview before last night's game. >> housing is overing. manufacturing is going strong. car sales are up. truth is is that overall, there were a lot of positive signs in the economy. >> reporter: the u.s. economy is taking a step forward but some economists say on the a slow path. some say one of the things holding up progress is folks in washington. president obama is calling on lawmakers to work on a balanced approach to deal with the deficit. >> republicans are unwilling to touch revenue. they say let's deficit spend. democrats deficit spend. that is why the country does not trust washington. >> reporter: congress is still working to pass a budget that satisfies both the house and the senate. the president says, if lawmakers can agree to work together, the country's budget issues can be resolved. >> there is a way for us to solve these budget in a responsible way through a balanced approach that the vast majority of
obama is worried about sequestration. he is calling on congress to take some action before march 1. we'll have more on whether that will happen. we know or local traffic is bad. the question is, have been improvements to our roadways eased the congesting? the will of the results of a new study. all these stories and more. >> all that takes is going up the stairs. >> it is called the health care right now. -- it is cloudy out there right now. looking off to the west. a break of sunshine. this is a precursor of what is coming tomorrow. the sun will be out in full force tomorrow. tonight, we will keep our eye on this clipper. chances are most of the snow some of the floors will make its east. -- flurries will make it east. it is cool comfortable quiet. below freezing later this evening. 27-33. high-pressure returning to sunshine tomorrow. thursday night and friday night, a postal system could do bring -- could develop and bring rain to the -- a coastal system could develop and bring rain to the area. after we get it through this system friday, a in a warming trend into next week. if you g
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and a bigger one later. >> president obama is calling on congress to stop massive automatic across the board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction. it will stay that way as long as there aren't anymore self- inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> last year, congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1, and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed to march 1. head off a hit to the fragile economy and work out a ten-year plan. >> we should give them a chance to come up with this budget instead of making cuts now that will cost us jobs and significantly slow down our recovery. >> the president continues to push an approach that includes spending cuts, but house speaker, john boehner, says tax hikes are out of the question. >> every month feels the same. high unemployment, a rise in our prizes and more debt for our kids and grandkids. >> he does not want another tech rare fix.
shot and killed five years ago. >>> president obama is making the rounds in his push for gun control this week and a big part of the conversation right now is dealing with background checks for gun buyers. as peter alexander reports, gun control supporters claim the head of the nra has changed his position. s>> reporter: tomorrow, the president will sit down with law enforcement leaders in minneapolis. among those pressuring lawmakers for change, a gun control group founded by michael bloomberg. with this ad airing today in washington, d.c., featuring wayne laperriere. >> we think it's reasonable to provide background checks for every sale. no loopholes for anyone. >> reporter: while polls show most nra members support that, this morning, la pierre argued against them, claiming it would lead to a universal registry of gun owners and could lead to taxes on guns or guns being confiscated. >> there's going to be law abiding people caught up in a bureaucratic nightmare and abuse in terms of prosecutions and it's all going to affect only the law abiding people. >> too many children. >> re
he's making any demands. >>> now to the economy. and president obama says there's no doubt additional revenue is needed to bring down the deficit but believes it can be done without another tax hike. speaking to cbs news anchor scott pelley yesterday, the president said the u.s. can reduce its deficit by closing tax loopholes and making what he calls smart budget reductions. >> if you combine those things together, then we cannot only reduce our deficit, but we can continue to invest in things like education and research and development that are going to help us grow. >> well, today the president travels to minneapolis where he'll push for proposals to gun control durs his visit. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> good morning. this will be the president's first trip outside washington to push his gun proposalproposals. he's pushing for a big rally in support of this. in the meantime the senators are said to be preparing their own legislation very similar to the president's employee posal but conspicuously absent is the assault weapons ban. he takes his pitch for gun sa
with the top stories. president obama hits the road trying to sell his 35-point plan to battle gun violence. minneapolis is already on board with many of his plans. and still buzzing about this picture of the president at camp taeufd. he released it to silence those about shooting skeet. >> the group's executive vice president wayne la pierre saying the president wants to take away america's guns. things got a little testy when he suggested that the president believed his children deserved armed security while others tonight. >> it wasn't picking on the president's kids. they're safe and we're all thankful for it. >> they do not face the threat that most face. tell that to newtown. do you think the president's children are the target of children in america? i think it's ridiculous and i think you know it. >> he went on to say he doesn't think checks will probably never happen. >>> first up from the new york daily news, former president pays tribute to a former may. bill clinton will deliver one do the late ed marat his funeral services today. he died early friday at the age of 88. he noted
through a ventilation pipe. >>> on his first trip in his second term president obama hit the road to push for stricter gun laws. nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with that story and more in our "world tonight." >>> raj, president obama chose minneapolis because the city has recently brought its crime rate to a 30-year low. the president is pushing congress to pass universal background checks, a limit on high-capacity magazines and an assault weapons ban. in his speech today the president said law enforcement should never be outgunned on the streets. universal background streets is gaining support but the ban on assault weapons is a tougher fight. >> there's even one thing we can do. if there's just one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try. we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> the president is also calling for greater access to mental health care. >>> after 28 years in the senate john kerry has started his new job as secretary of state. he received a warm welcome at the state department and then made a few brief remarks which included a
to his sister's home and confessed to her. >>> president obama is on the road heading to minnesota to promote his gun control proposals. it was a big issue on the sunday morning talk shows over the weekend. the president wants congress to pass a ban on assault weapons, limit the number of bullets gun clips can hold and require universal background checks. >> it's a fraud to call itdown verify a -- universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it it. >> i know the value of an assault weapon, to kill people very quickly. they're way it to readily available. >> the proposals include an increase in mental health resources. president obama talked with scott pelley about a number of issues, one of them the bow scouts and gays. >> my attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does. >> boy scout leaders announced last week that they are considering now overturning their long standing ban on homosexuals. the organization will meet this week to make a final decision. >>> some new data shows th
of president obama disbanding his jobs council, a group of business leaders who advised him on the economy. republicans were quick to seize on the news, scoffing at the white house's handling of the council and the economy overall. >> if the white house spent nearly as much time trying to actually fix the economy as it did claiming it was fixed and then finding excuses and sca scape goats when its premature announcements were false i suspected the economy would be better than it is doing here today. >> christine romans, is he right? the unemployment rate is still what, 7.9% now. >> yes, 7.9%, 157,000 jobs created in january. that's modest hiring. that is an economy that is healing still slowly but carol when you look at the end of the year, we had some revisions to the jobs creation in november and december. i want to show you the end of the year, things look stronger than we thought at the end of the year so hiring was picking up in november and december. hiring picking up enough, carol, to actually eat into the number of people who are out there still looking in the wake of the recession
to ask the obama administration to take the monday after a the super bowl a national holiday. it is a biggest annual share of bent and it will require a day of rest. is on the white house " we the people " page. if this reaches 100,000 it will warrant an official response from the obama administration. it is a long shot. if you would like to sign it. it is directly on the kron 4 .com >> i think that is a two. can you imagine congress everything else there are dealing with? >> the harbaugh brothers' are very closely watched by the media of and the parents. >> this is jack harbaugh, take a listen. >> every single oset of parents can deal with that, the agony of defeat. we are going to experience both. our thoughts are going to be with both. [ mom ] dear chex cereal, i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex. for me, it's cinnamon. it means a lot to be able to give them something that's good for
the best and worst super bowl ads. >>> right before the super bowl president obama sat down with "cbs evening news" anchor scott pely about an exclusive interview. he was asked about the economy shrinking in the last quarter of 2012. >> i don't think the issue right now is raising rates. the question is if we're going to be serious about reducing our deficit, can we combine some smart spending cuts because there's still some waste in government. can we reform our health care programs in particular because we spend a lot more on health care than every other country does, and we don't get better outcomes. there's a lot of waste in the system. there are things we can do to reduce health care costs. and can we close some loopholes and deductions that folks who are well connected and have a lot of accountants and lawyers can take advantage of. they end up paying lower rates than a bus driver or a cop. can we close some of those loopholes? if you combine those things together, then we can not only reduce our deficit, but we can continue to invest in things like educa
on her condition. >>> president obama is putting more pressure on congress this morning to reach a budget deal. >> one more week until $85 billion in across the board cuts are set to kick in. the debate remains deadlocked. as we report from washington it has become an all too familiar store re. >> with watching in panic mode again some in this town say this is just another manufactured crisis. >> from count down cloth to hash tag headlines and spin wars. >> where is the president's plan. >> republicans prefer construction delay. >> doomsday predictions. >> people will lose their jobs. >> been there, done that and doing it again. >> the days of 11th hour negotiations are over. >> think back to the debt debate, the fiscal cliff and now the looming cuts calling sequester. >> the crisis could peril on cap poll tol hill but when lawmakers return from recess the cycle starts all over again. >> nothing can happen in congress until there's the maximum political pressure. >> no one knows better than jim manly who used to work with senate majority leader harry reid. >> there's a lack of willingness
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